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  •  the neocons were split on libya. (0+ / 0-)

    some were dismissive of the arab spring entirely. leslie gelb (cfr) characterized protesters as being nothing but a bunch of losers. other neocons like richard haas and even rumsfeld dismissed libya as being "a sideshow" either pointing to syria or iran as being more consequential. haas said the US intervention into libya was an "ill advised war of choice."

    Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation…want rain without thunder and lightening...Power [including obama] concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. ~ Frederick Douglass

    by stolen water on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 11:22:00 PM PDT

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